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  • As part of a White House initiative to review and curb burdensome regulations throughout the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency says its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program is slated for "early action."  The lead-paint rules are under a "priority regulatory review" intended to yield a "specific step toward modifying, streamlining,... more »
  • Maryland-based vinyl window manufacturer Vytex Windows has opened a new distribution center in Cleveland, Ohio. A relationship with a major window dealer serves as the cornerstone for the operation, which opens up a new market for the company, according to Chuck Scalzott, Vytex COO. "Cleveland is a good place to expand. The age of the home stock in Cleveland, coupled with the harsh winters... more »
  • The scope of the International Code Council's International Green Construction Code will remain limited to commercial construction due to the initial approval of one of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association's proposed amendments at hearings conducted last week in Dallas, the organization reports. Other amendments backed by WDMA removed onerous requirements for comprehensive building... more »
  • Edgetech I.G., a division of Quanex Building Products Corp., celebrated the official opening of its Heinsberg, Germany, manufacturing plant on May 19 with more than 150 guests, including local dignitaries, media, customers, suppliers and other industry representatives from around the globe. U.S. attendees included David Petratis, Quanex chairman, and Mike Hovan, senior vice president of ... more »
  • The second annual Window & Door Dealers Forum, organized by the Window & Door Dealers Alliance, is scheduled once again to be held in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, set for September 12-14, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. In addition the the WDDA event, scheduled for September 13, the GlassBuild educational program... more »
  • Courts have been revisiting a hot issue in the construction industry—whether or not a commercial general liability (CGL) policy provides coverage for damage to property caused by faulty workmanship. In a recent case, a majority in the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that claims for repair of poor workmanship alone are not covered by insurance. The primary reason is that CGL policies are... more »
  • With the completion of a rebranding program, the Amesbury Group is now simply known as Amesbury, with its division names now united under the Amesbury banner.  In addition to dropping the word "Group" from its name, the supplier of window and door components has re-positioned itself with the new tagline: "Reliable Resource. Superior Solutions." "Our branding... more »
  • Power Home Remodeling Group, which says it is now the nation’s fourth largest home remodeling company, has expanded with new operations in Melville, N.Y.  With the move into the greater New York metropolitan area, Power has already hired more than 50 employees on Long Island and plans to create at least 100 jobs in 2011 and another 100 to 250 jobs in 2012. The company hosted an... more »
  • A group led by Fila Korea Ltd., the owner of the Fila brand globally, and Mirae Asset Private Equity, the largest private equity firm in Korea, is buying the Acushnet Co. golf business, including the Titleist and FootJoy brands, from Fortune Brands Inc. The $1.225 billion deal represents another step in the break-up of Fortune Brands into separate companies. With the sale of the golf business,... more »
  • Lowe's Home Improvement has signed an agreement with Sungevity, an Oakland, Calif.-based company that describes itself as the nation’s fastest growing residential solar company. Lowe’s will provide consumers with access to Sungevity’s iQuote system, a process that utilizes satellite images and aerial photography to calculate a same-day, firm installation estimate, eliminating... more »